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Newcastle considering move for dynamic 95-goal forward lined up by Tottenham as Kane replacement

Jonathan David, Lille, October 2022

Newcastle United are reportedly considering a summer swoop for a Lille forward who is also on the radar of new Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou.

Eddie Howe’s men have already snapped up midfielder Sandro Tonali in a big-money swoop, while a proposed swoop for Leicester City winger Harvey Barnes remains on the cards.

And despite concerns that the club could end up hitting their spending limits early in the summer, it appears that a raid on France cannot be ruled out too.

Heavy spending over the last three windows is rumoured to have pushed Newcastle close to FFP limits, meaning players will likely need to be offloaded first in order for further additions to be made.

And one of those additions could be Lyon attacker Jonathan David, following a report from French daily L’Equipe.

The Canada international has been heavily linked with a switch to the Premier League in recent seasons, with Liverpool and Manchester United known to have shown an interest previously.

Tottenham are also known to be monitoring the 23-year-old’s progress in France as prepare for the nightmare scenario of Harry Kane potentially moving on.

More talks are said to have taken place with Bayern Munich on Thursday, although a third bid has yet to be submitted for the England skipper.

But in terms of David’s future, the report adds that Howe has also been keeping track of a player who has scored 95 club career goals in 219 games for Gent and Lille.

Newcastle will need to act quickly though if they want to get their man, meaning sales are now a priority for them to beat Tottenham to the punch.

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